Reston Mortgage – Housing Market Update – December 2017

As we finished the final month of 2017, we can begin to reflect on the year that was in the Reston mortgage and real estate market. We can also begin to take a look at what we can expect in the first months of 2018 and how you can use this information to get the best […]

Mortgage – Is Another Housing Bubble Approaching in 2018?

The Answer in 6 Charts With some much media discussion about the fear of another housing bubble, let’s take a look at some of the factors that contribute to a housing bubble. Then you can decide if 2018 is the right time for you to buy a home in Northern Virginia. Unemployment Rate Let’s face […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Use a Mortgage Broker in Reston, VA

Colonial Mortgage Capital, a mortgage broker in Reston, VA, has been helping clients get approved and close quickly on a low-cost mortgage for many years. The little-known truth is that educated consumers choose to work with a mortgage broker instead of directly through a bank for several reasons. If you’re wondering why you should use […]

No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to […]

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

You Don’t Want To Hear This From Your Listing Agent

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee […]

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent […]

Most Buyers Surprised by Closing Costs

After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the fees were than expected. “Homebuyers reported being most surprised by mortgage insurance, followed by bank fees and points, taxes, title insurance and […]

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at […]

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. First-time homebuyers made up 31% of all sales in August. Homes are selling quickly with 51% of homes on the market for less than a month. A limited supply continues to drive up prices for the 66th consecutive month.